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Our Canada - - Features | Departments - Maryanne Gal­lagher, maryan­ne_ gal­lagher@ rd. com

With manag­ing edi­tor Gary Ge­orge re­cov­er­ing from a hockey in­jury, I’ve been tapped to write the let­ter from the edi­tor this is­sue. Speak­ing of hockey and ice, we’re cur­rently in the shiv­ery depths of win­ter so it’s a per­fect time to re­mind our­selves that all that ice and snow here in the Great White North can also pro­vide plenty of out­door fun. Take for ex­am­ple the story “A Taste of the Cana­dian North,” (page 18) by ex-pat Sherri Re­gal­b­uto. Sherri rem­i­nisces about one of her favourite trips back home to Ot­tawa af­ter mov­ing to south­ern Cal­i­for­nia many years ago. She and her fam­ily—with some Cal­i­for­nia na­tives in tow—had a blast ex­pe­ri­enc­ing all the thrills and spills of Win­ter­lude in our na­tion’s cap­i­tal.

Fe­bru­ary also plays host to Valen­tine’s Day so the is­sue wouldn’t be com­plete with­out a heart­warm­ing love story. In “The Pil­grim­age” (page 24) Reg Couldridge re­counts the trip he took on the oc­ca­sion of his wed­ding an­niver­sary to the spe­cial spot where he’d scat­tered his late wife’s ashes—you may need a hanky for this one, I know I did. On a lighter note, if your Valen­tine has a sweet tooth, check out the deca­dent desserts in the recipe sec­tion on page 32.

Then, of course, there are the amaz­ing tal­ents of our fel­low Cana­di­ans, which we are proud to dis­play at every op­por­tu­nity. In this is­sue, on page 38, we show­case ac­tor, writer and pro­ducer Roseanne Supernault whose name you may rec­og­nize from the hit TV se­ries Black­stone on the CBC.

Whether you pre­fer to be bun­dled up en­joy­ing the great out­doors or snug­gled up with your honey in­doors—there’s some­thing in this is­sue for ev­ery­one—happy read­ing!

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